Insane grooves from arranger Mustafa Ozkent – an artist who was to Turkey what Lalo Schifrin was to the US in the 70s! Like Lalo, Mustafa had a great ear for mixing funkier rhythms and fuller orchestrations – often with odd instrumental twists and turns that bubble over with a fair bit ... read moreCD
A brilliant bit of psychedelia – still as fresh today as it was many decades back – and the crowning achievement of Pink Floyd during the early Syd Barrett years! The album's got all the best elements of the group firmly in place – the penchant for long-jamming tracks that still ... read moreCD
Features two CDs with the 2011 remaster of the album, plus two CDs with the 1981 live recording, plus two CDs' of material with rare studio progress on the album! Also features a DVD of visual material – including a promo video and a documentary. Comes with marbles, a tour ticket, ... read moreCD
A wonderful little record from this longtime stalwart of the Chicago scene. Sam started out in Shrimpboat, gained great fame in Sea & Cake, and here delivers his most wonderful performance to date – a beautiful set of jazzy pop tracks, with backing by Josh Abrams, Archer Prewitt, Jim O'Ro ... read moreCD
A really unique moment in pop music history – tracks recorded in a 1973 stretch when Elvis Presley was working at the legendary Stax Records studios in Memphis – home to a huge amount of great soul and funk over the years, and a place where Presley cut some of his best studio work of ... read moreCD
The Ramones really caught their classic recorded sound for the first time on Leave Home – the second of their three perfect late 70s milestones. As amazing as the debut is, its two-channel shrieking buzz saw sound bowed nicely to the slightly more digestible but just as cathartic roar of the ... read moreCD
Classic DC punk from Rites Of Spring – the iconic pre-Fugazi group of Guy Picciotto & Brendan Canty – some of the best underground rock of the era, and definitely a set the survives the ages as well as any punk or hardcore record of the mid 80s. Includes "Spring", "For ... read moreCD
The incredible second album from Roxy Music – picking up right where the self titled album left off – ratcheting up the excitement even more thanks to Ferry's extra dramatic songs, Eno's unpredictable synthesizer and tape manipulations, and a driving approach to the performances by the ... read moreCD
The startlingly brilliant debut by Roxy Music – one of the most unique rock & roll albums of the early 70s, and a standard bearer for much of the art rock to come! From the group's flashy appearance, to their celebration of subverted rock & pop cliches, it's the kind of record that ... read moreCD
An incredible chapter in the Arthur Russell story – and one that's not nearly as well-known as his club singles and art rock work of the 80s! The 2CD package presents some long-lost longer form work by Russell – instrumental pieces composed and recorded in the 70s and early 80s, most ... read moreCD
Some more groovy German electronica from Sonig and Thrill Jockey by Schlammpeitziger, aka Jo Zimmermann. Simplesongs brings together work from five different lps dating back to 1994, with some tracks mixed by Jan St. Werner of Mouse On Mars. Tracks include "Keine Sitar", "Elektronis ... read moreCD
Paul Simon's mid 80s landmark – a record that brought together Simon's unique voice and pop folk songwriting skill with South African, Chicano, zydeco other global musical styles – held together by some of the best songs Simon ever put together! With lesser material, this would feel ... read moreCD
Paul Simon —
Songwriter ... CD Legacy, 1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s/2011. Used 2 CDs ....
A stone classic from the team of Morrissey and Marr – a record that manages to wear its politics on its sleeve, yet still express things in a highly personal way! The balance is a key part of what made The Smiths go farther than just about all their 80s Brit indie contemporaries – and ... read moreCD
Essential neo psych post punk from Robyn Hitchcock & The Soft Boys. While we defy anyone to convince us that a better rock & roll song than "I Wanna Destroy You" came out in 1980, the whole album is really great! There's something of a sinister undercurrent to the to the songs ... read moreCD
Sonic Youth's second set for Geffen and perhaps the SC album most burdened by expectations of the time – produced by Butch Vig and with a bigger, yet way noisier sound than Goo. The sound is straight up incredible – whether you'd want to credit Vig, mixer Andy Wallace or Sonic Youth ... read moreCD
Alexander Skip Spence —
Oar ... CD Sundazed, 1968. Used ....
Great reissue! This one contains all of Skip Spence's hard to find 1968 solo album for Columbia – plus a huge amount of bonus and rare tracks. There's a total of 22 cuts in all – including "Cripple Creek", "Broken Heart", "War In Peace", "This Time ... read moreCD
Steely Dan —
Aja ... CD MCA, 1977. Used ....
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An undisputed masterpiece, and a record we never tire of hearing – unabashedly the inspiration for our years of jazzy exploration as adults, even though it was probably the closest thing we ever got to the genre as wee lads! Walter Becker & Donald Fagan raise their already-high bar to ... read moreCD
The last album in the classic run of Steely Dan – the final taste we'd have of the group until their surprising revival in the 90s! Gaucho picks up beautifully where Aja left off – warmly produced with a deep undercurrent of jazz, but perhaps a bit more down to earth feel at times too ... read moreCD
The early 70s glam masterpiece from T Rex – setting the standard for the sounds to come – and pop landmark status aside, it's probably the best album Bolan, Mickey Finn and the group ever cut! On Electric Warrior, T Rex resurrects the primitive spirit of the seediest rock of their ... read moreCD
Early genius from the Talking Heads – a set that's got a much sparer sound than most of their later work, and a surprisingly groovy feel overall! The starkness of the group's debut is still very much in place – lots of tight interplay between bass and guitar – but the rhythms are ... read moreCD
Their first album, from when they were still fresh out of art school, with a nice, stripped down approach. With "Uh-Oh, Love Comes To Town", "New Feeling", "Tentative Decisions", "Happy Day", "Who Is It?", "No Compassion", "The Book ... read moreCD